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Old 30-03-2013, 17:01
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Just picked up the HD collection to play through before the new game comes down in price.

Is there any order in which I should play them?

Which game is the better?
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Old 30-03-2013, 17:32
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If I remember rightly the order of play for this trilogy is Anniversary > Legend > Underworld.

As for the which is better in my opinion its

Anniversary > Underworld > Legend.

Legend has way too much shooting, Anniversary is very puzzle based and Underworld probably has the best balance between puzzles and action. I enjoyed both Anniversary (Maybe helped by a bit of nostalgia as its a remake of TR1) and Underworld but found Legend to be a bit of a chore.
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Old 30-03-2013, 17:33
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Just picked up the HD collection to play through before the new game comes down in price.

Is there any order in which I should play them?

Which game is the better?
new game is available for download on PSN for 20 just now as a special Easter offer. I think it expires tomorrow
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Old 30-03-2013, 17:40
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new game is available for download on PSN for 20 just now as a special Easter offer. I think it expires tomorrow
Thanks for that, but I was waiting to get it on Xbox.

Is anniversary exactly the same as TR1 just with better graphics or have they changed the levels?
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Old 30-03-2013, 20:42
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Thanks for that, but I was waiting to get it on Xbox.

Is anniversary exactly the same as TR1 just with better graphics or have they changed the levels?
It's generally the same game but some things have been switched up so if you are very familiar with the game it will still offer a challenge but if you want nostalgia it will still give you that too.

As for the topic I think Anniversary is a great game, Underworld for me is the best in the series, quite stunning in all areas, beautiful to look at, huge areas to explore, really clever puzzles and fun combat, it takes the TR formula to it's very heights. Legends is ok but it focuses on action over exploration and the combat isn't too hot so it's the weakest in the collection.
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Old 30-03-2013, 22:42
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I picked this up for 10 about 6 months ago but never got too far into it. Shame, I do enjoy them.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:50
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Got this as a present a while back, it's still in its wrapper. Legend is fun for what it is (but a terrible TR game), Anni is better, but still weaker than the game it's was honouring (and still a terrible TR game) and Underworld is basically unplayable. I really didn't want to replay them again.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:40
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Underworld is basically unplayable.
If you have played and compare it to something like Uncharted than Underworld is seriously clunky and has some horrible controls, but if you can get past that there is a reasonable game underneath. Its the best of the recent Tomb Raider games before the reboot.
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Old 01-04-2013, 15:15
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If you have played and compare it to something like Uncharted than Underworld is seriously clunky and has some horrible controls, but if you can get past that there is a reasonable game underneath. Its the best of the recent Tomb Raider games before the reboot.
I would even say that's unfair, Underworld controls apart from the occasional camera angle were just fine, not as fluid as Uncharted but nothing that should cause anyone problems.
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Old 01-04-2013, 15:48
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If you have played and compare it to something like Uncharted than Underworld is seriously clunky and has some horrible controls, but if you can get past that there is a reasonable game underneath. Its the best of the recent Tomb Raider games before the reboot.
Playing U3 now, played Underworld before and gave up on it. Just terrible controls. Personally, I really don't count those 3 games as TR games, they're too different from the originals.
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Old 12-04-2013, 22:59
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Ok, just finished all 3 games and I really enjoyed them. I think the most enjoyable one for me was legend, just because there seemed to be a bit more variety in the gameplay.

I liked the way the stories were linked together too, I didnt realise there was a timeline involved in the Tomb Raider games.
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Old 13-04-2013, 04:22
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If you have played and compare it to something like Uncharted than Underworld is seriously clunky and has some horrible controls, but if you can get past that there is a reasonable game underneath. Its the best of the recent Tomb Raider games before the reboot.
Personal preference and all but I honestly think Underworld is a better game than Uncharted 3. I had no issues at all with the controls, very fluid with some incredible graphics/animation.
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Old 13-04-2013, 12:17
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Personal preference and all but I honestly think Underworld is a better game than Uncharted 3. I had no issues at all with the controls, very fluid with some incredible graphics/animation.
I really enjoyed Underworld and I do think Uncharted 3 is the weakest of the trilogy but surely your joking that Underworld is the better game of the two
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Old 13-04-2013, 21:25
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I really enjoyed Underworld and I do think Uncharted 3 is the weakest of the trilogy but surely your joking that Underworld is the better game of the two
Well they are quite different games.. Uncharted is cool, I especially enjoyed UC2 but it's a straight up switch-your-brain-off action game compared to TR Underworld. I think Underworld is in a class of it's own tbh and a better game than the latest TR too.

I personally found the original Uncharted Drake's Fortune to be the weakest of the trilogy.
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